Surroundings & Leisure

Ammergau Alps

The Ammergau Alps are a beautiful area like out of a storybook, in which you can experience closely united unspoiled nature as well as unique culture. Ammergau Alps are situated between Zugspitze and Neuschwanstein in the heart of the Bavarian Alps. Unique combination of an unspoiled mountain scenery with cultural treasures, as well as an environmentally friendly - tourist infrastructure.


Oberammergau is situated in a beautiful natural landscape. Kofel is landmark of Oberammergau - 1,342 metres (4,403 ft) mountain.

World famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a passion play performed since 1634 as a tradition by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau. Oberammergau is situated 837m above the sea level, surrounded by the Ammergau Alps with the Laber (1686 m) as the highest point and the Kofel (1342 m).

In Oberammergau Passion play are also presented works by Thomas Mann (Joseph and his brothers) and William Shakespeare (Antony and Cleopatra).

Oberammergau is part of a world-renowned center of woodcarving. The history of the carving is presented in the local museum. In Pilate's house you can experience the workmanship of Carving art and look in a live artists workshop.

Neuschwanstein Castle is arguably the most famous castle of King Ludwig and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is only an hour away.


The Ammergau Alps offer a recreation and leisure facilities, which are in every season as diverse as its nature.

Hikers, climbers and Nordic walkers will get their costs, because many paths lead to the summit around Oberammergau. The Roman height and the piston Saddle hut lend themselves to intimate family outings. On the Hörnle Pürschling and there are more alpine refreshment. Rare plant species can be found here and varieties that are not only the vegetation of the Ammergau Alps, but also guarantee exciting recreation trips. Here in Bavaria's largest nature reserve you will find yourself on top of the recovery.

Oberammergau has also made an outstanding cycling area for cyclists and mountain bikers, the idyllic mountain village is the venue for Bavarian and German mountain bike championships.

With a challenging downhill in winter the Laber attracts mainly freeriders. In Funpark at the Wankliften freestylers will get their costs. With six kickers and eight Rails (high rail, kick Rail, Tram and Rail downrail) it's well equipped. However, there are numerous ski resorts locally, such as Pistons which are suitable for the whole family. Fun on the slopes - even down to the valley - guarantee snow making facilities.

Also, night skiing is not far from Oberammergau. With four lighted lifts, open each Wednesdays and Fridays from 19.00 clock - 22.00 clock.

The annually held in February - King Ludwig's run (cross country), with international athletes has a great popularity. For cross-country skiers there are over 50km trails that are groomed daily.

Oberammergau can have a proud history in the hosting of various championships. The wintry mountains with touring skis or snowshoes to climb is an experience for all those who prefer take it easy.

  • Activities
  • Ammergauer Hof - Ammergau Alps
  • Ammergauer Alps
  • Our surroundings
  • Oberammergau
  • Castle Neuschwanstein


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